Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio

Please ensure that the latest version 2015-2022 of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio is installed on the target machines.

This is a required system component for Windows operating systems to run IronPDF and many other modern software reliably. Without the Visual C++ Redistributable installed, IronPDF will throw the following exception:

Exception: IronSoftware.Exceptions.IronSoftwareDeploymentException: 'Error while deploying IronPdf Chrome renderer: 'The specified module could not be found.'.

Install Visual C++ Runtime for Windows

Download and run the installer from the official Microsoft support CDN.

For our "SaaS/OEM Redistribution" customers, one significant advantage of installing the C++ runtime is that it can be packaged and distributed as part of an MSI or executable program installer.

Alternative Approach: Windows Update

Some users prefer to get a successful fix by installing the Windows Update for Universal C++ Runtimes on Windows. This approach is recommended by Microsoft for older Operating Systems such as Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Windows Vista.